[Humanist] 23.364 job at UVic

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 364.
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        Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 02:16:41 -0700
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Position: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies (Victoria, Canada; 30 Nov 2009 application deadline)

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* Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies

The Department of English at the University of Victoria invites applications
for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Digital Humanities and
Renaissance Studies (mailing deadline: 30 November 2009). The appointment
will be effective 1 July 2010. The successful candidate will be expected to
take a leading role in the teaching of Digital Humanities within the
Department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while also
contributing to a strong Renaissance team, the largest in the UVic English

* Essential and Desirable Criteria for the Post

Qualifications and Experience:
   Essential: A doctoral degree in a relevant area, or evidence that a
doctoral degree in a relevant area is near to completion; a strong research
   Desirable: Publications in either or both of the stipulated fields;
teaching experience in higher education.

   Essential: Ability to practice digital humanities techniques to a high
level; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; ability to
supervise MA and PhD students; ability to undertake research of an
international standard; ability to contribute to the administrative tasks
and committee work of the department; good organizational, interpersonal,
and communication skills; capacity to work to and meet deadlines.
   Desirable: Ability to contribute to the Digital Humanities research
cluster; the ability to support the Internet Shakespeare Editions; the
ability to support the department's work in Renaissance studies.

* Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies at UVic

Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies are two of the strongest areas
within the Department of English.  Digital Humanities is one of the nine
research clusters within the Department, led by its Canada Research Chair,
Professor Ray Siemens. Aligned with digital humanists across the faculty,
UVic has hosted several important Digital Humanities gatherings in the past
several years, including ACH/ALLC in 2005 and TEI in 2006. Its Electronic
Textual Cultures Lab, in association with the faculty's Humanities Computing
and Media Centre, hosts the annual international Digital Humanities Summer
Institute and events related to its place as a node of the Canadian Text
Analysis Portal for Research. The multi-institutional SSHRC MCRI project
Implementing New Knowledge Environments has its home in the department (35
researchers across 21 national and international institutions), as does the
Map of Early Modern London and the Internet Shakespeare Editions.
   The department currently has nine faculty members in the extended early
modern period, split between four medievalists (Iain Higgins, Allan
Mitchell, John Tucker and Adrienne Williams-Boyarin) and five Renaissance
specialists (Janelle Jenstad, Erin Kelly, Gary Kuchar, Ray Siemens and
Richard van Oort).

* Application Instructions
   Letters of application, curriculum vitae including all university
transcripts, writing sample, and confidential letters from three referees
should be sent by 30 November 2009, to:
   Dr. Robert Miles, Chair
   Department of English
   University of Victoria
   PO Box 3070 STN CSC
   Victoria, BC V8W 3W1, Canada
   Phone: (250) 721-7236
   Fax: (250) 721-6498
   Email: english at uvic.ca 
   Website: english.uvic.ca
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications
from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal
Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may
contribute to the further diversification of the University.
   All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance
with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

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